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Convert Canon C300 MXF to Apple ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 for FCP 6/7/X

The Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (EF Lens Mount) takes what professionals love about DSLR filmmaking – access to a vast selection of widely available lenses, a large sensor that facilitates a shallow depth of field, and portable operation with a modular, compact camera – and addresses its shortcomings. That means that unlike DSLR cameras, this Cinema EOS camcorder is designed inside and out for professional cinematographers capturing motion pictures that will stand up to rigorous post-production processes.

Moreover, the files’ MXF wrapper brings together video, audio, metadata, and timecode in a package that enjoys robust support from all professional NLE programs. The EOS C300 is designed to capture footage that thrives in the post-production suite. To that same end, the camera also offers Canon’s Log gamma mode, which results in excellent tonal reproduction in the highlight and lowlight regions of an image, and a greatly expanded dynamic range.

Many users have problems when importing Canon MXF to FCP 6/7/X.

How to edit Canon C300 MXF in FCP? Why FCP X can’t import C300 video files? If I plan to transcode Canon C300 video for FCP, which software should I choose? And how to use it? Please show me a guide help me import and edit Canon C300 video in FCP.

Canon C300 video format is MXF. FCP doesn’t support Canon C300 MXF video importing. For importing C300 video to FCP, you have to convert C300 video to Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 for FCP 7 and FCP X. Drorsoft Canon C300 to FCP Converter is your best choice to transcode Canon C300 video to Apple ProRes video for FCP. Thi is the top HD Video Converter for Mac.

Step 1: Install and run Drorsoft Canon C300 to FCP Converter on your computer, add video into Canon C300 to FCP Converter by clicking add video icon.

Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes codec viedo as output

Here, you can choose Apple ProRes 422 as output video codec, this profile is the best one for C300 video to FCP importing.

Step 3: Convert Canon C300 MXF to FCP Apple ProRes 422 by clicking convert button. When the conversion is done. You can click “Open” button to get the converted video files.

You can import Canon C300 video to FCP for editing now.


a. You’d better choose “Apple PreRes 422” for keeping original video quality.

b. If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option.

c. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

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